The National Conference on Advanced Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology was organized from 24th to 25th Feb. 2022 by the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences of Desh Bhagat University, Mandi Gobindgarh. The main theme of the conference was emerging fields in Engineering, Science, and Technology. This conference provided an opportunity to the researchers, scientists, faculties, and technologists from all over India to discuss the development in the fields of Engineering, Science, and Technology. The inauguration session of this conference was held on 24th February in the Mahapragya Seminar Hall of DBU. The chief guest of the conference was Dr. Zora Singh, Chancellor DBU along with Dr. Tejinder Kaur, Pro-Chancellor DBU, Dr. Sandeep Singh President, Dr. Shalini Gupta, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Virinder Singh, Advisor to Chancellor, Dr. Sanjiv Kalia, Registrar, Dr. Birinderjit Singh, Dean(Engineering) and Dr. Parveen Bajaj, Director, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Dr. Parveen Bajaj had given a welcome address to welcome all the dignitaries, resource persons, and participants on this occasion. The virtual plenary talks were delivered by Dr. Neeraj Kumar from Thapar University, Patiala, and Dr. Manas Das from IIT, Guwahati. For the technical presentation sessions, a total of 94 abstracts were received out of which 84 abstracts have been accepted after the review process for publication in the Souvenir of NCAREST 2022. The full-length papers will be published in the UGC CARE journal. The participants were from various institutes of India which includes; IIT Ropar, NIT, Jamshedpur, Dr. .B. R. Ambedkar NIT, Jalandhar, TIET Patiala, IKGPTU, Kapurthala, PU, Chandigarh, Himalayan University, Itanagar, GNDU, Amritsar, Punjabi University, Patiala, Chandigarh University, Gharuan, Chitkara University, Rajpura, etc. Along with this, 5 abstracts were also received from the University of Kufa, Iraq. In the parallel technical sessions, a special keynote talk was delivered by Dr. Umesh Kumar Tiwari, Principal Scientist from CSIR-CSIO, Chandigarh, Dr. Ravi Kant from IIT Ropar, Dr. Divakar Yadav from NIT Hamirpur, Dr. Kailash Chand Sharma from Dr.B.R.Ambedkar NIT Jalandhar, Dr. Neelam Rani from Dr.B.R.Ambedkar NIT Jalandhar and Dr. Shilpi Chaudhary from PEC Chandigarh. After each keynote session, the participants had given their technical presentations in their respective departments.
The valedictory ceremony was held on 25th Feb. 2022. Dr. Talwinder Singh Bedi, Convener of NCAREST gave a presentation on the brief outcomes of this conference. Then, the release of souvenir was carried out by Dr. Zora Singh Hon’ble Chancellor DBU, Dr. Shalini Gupta, Vice-Chancellor, Dr. Sanjiv Kalia, Registrar DBU, Dr. Birinderjit Singh, Dean (Engineering), and Dr. Parveen Bajaj, Director, Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences. In the end, Dr. Birinderjit Singh, Dean(Engineering) gave a vote of thanks by saying that with these types of events, the quest of making DBU a top-class University is not going to be impossible in the future.